JOIN THE SLOW FOOD DENVER TEAM!

Slow Food Denver is a small, dynamic and passionate Slow Food Chapter that has grown significantly over the past 10 years. In addition to our successful local programming, Slow Food Denver has led three major national initiatives including Slow Food USA’s National School Garden program, the Slow Meat conference and Slow Food’s flagship festival in the US — Slow Food Nations. 

Slow Food strives to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, with the job you are applying for as the subject, to jobs@slowfooddenver.org.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
class instructor

Location: Denver, CO & surrounding areas
Start Date: As soon as possible
Pay Range: PART-TIME – $75-$95 per class and food reimbursement
Reports to: Program Director

This is a weekly cooking and gardening program for Denver and the surrounding areas.  Classes are held at schools in Denver, JeffCo, and Aurora.

Our goal is to provide an interactive learning environment transforming children from passive food consumers to creators, and in doing so increase their health awareness. This learner-driven approach inspires children to develop healthy, lifelong eating habits by making the connection between where food comes from and how it is prepared. Children discover their own taste preferences, learn to create dishes they enjoy and derive self-esteem and pride as they watch their plants grow. Participation in the entire seed to table experience results in a more intimate relationship with food.  

We are a small team working at a fast pace to champion Slow values. We are looking for a leader who brings a positive outlook, is self-motivated, team-focused and believes in having fun while working hard.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver 60-75 minute weekly cooking and gardening classes to elementary & middle school students. Classes are held after school (and sometimes during school hours) for 60-75 minutes, Mondays-Fridays. 
  • Utilize the Slow Food USA School Garden Curriculum to customize class programming
  • Grocery shop for each class (reimbursement for all food costs are provided)
  • Work with Program Director to order necessary materials
  • Connect with school garden leader to coordinate garden planting and harvesting

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Experience in cooking and gardening
  • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through
  • Budgeting experience
  • Bilingual (preferred)
  • Must pass a fingerprint background check
  • Must have auto insurance and reliable transportation

Please send cover letter and resume to Annie Walsh, Program Director at annie@slowfooddenver.org

    Marketing Intern

    Location: Denver, CO
    Start Date: Rolling applications
    Reports to: Communications Coordinator

    The Slow Food Denver Intern reports directly to the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, and also works closely with the Program Director and Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include:

    • Youth Education
      • Support Program and Communications Coordinator with day-to-day tasks for youth education programming, such as Lil’ Sprouts and Seed to Table.
      • Responsibilities include but are not limited: 
        • Help develop recipe books for Lil’ Sprouts and Seed to Table (this includes schools and seasonal cookbooks).
        • Community outreach: Research correct personnel at schools and develop an updated school contact list.  Research new avenues for Slow Food Denver to expand youth education programming (such as parent groups, PTAs, other youth organizations).
    • Fall Event
      • Assist with logistics and planning as needed
      • Attend the event- help before, during and after as needed (silent auction prep, volunteer organization, etc.)
    • Social Media & Communications
      • Work directly with the Program and Communications Coordinator to craft 3-5 posts on several social media channels each week.
      • Assist with the newsletter & email blasts.
      • Assist with volunteer opportunities and help manage Sign Up Genius to secure volunteers, as needed. 
    • Grant Writing & Research
      • Support with grant research as needed.
      • Help keep Master Grants spreadsheet up to date, as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
    • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative office environment and event planning team
    • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
    • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Google Apps (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs)
    • Knowledge of food and farming issues
    • Commitment to justice and inclusion, with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
    • Knowledge of Google Drive
    • Spanish or other foreign language skills a plus
    • Knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Canva and Eventbrite is a plus

     

    Approximately 10 hours per week. Weekly in-person meetings at our Denver office or coffee shop.  Students may also earn academic credit. Internships are open to non-student volunteers as well.

    Please send a brief cover letter and resume with “Slow Food Denver Internship” in the subject line to: jobs@slowfooddenver.org.

    Slow Food Denver is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.